Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Farris: Parental Rights at a Tipping Point

 Just Sharing the Latest from Parental Rights Organization. Yes, these particular email is asking for donations.. But there is also the Donation of Self..ie getting involved with your state to create Legislation similar to the National Parental Rights Amendment.

As stated many times: It's one Family at a Time and one child at a time.
May you find strength in your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Read Email~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- December 29, 2015
Dear Champion of Parental Rights,
As you and I prepare to turn the calendar’s page to 2016, I truly believe we are facing a
tipping point.

I know assaults on parental rights are becoming more commonplace than ever. I know bureaucrats, educrats, and self-appointed “experts” who dominate the United Nations and America’s growing government today view parents as little more than roadblocks.

They think we’re “in the way” of their utopian efforts to erase our values, beliefs, and traditions and instill our children with unquestioned faith in government power to manage every aspect of their lives!

But there’s good news, too. As attacks increase, more and more Americans from all walks of life and all backgrounds recognize the need to preserve parental rights. And I believe – with your help – this new era of broader cooperation, wider reach, and bipartisan support will be the key to finally enacting the Parental Rights Amendment!

So can I count on you to please renew your support by agreeing to your most generous end of year contribution to ParentalRights.org TODAY?
The truth is, 2015 was an incredible year for ParentalRights.org. Thanks to your support, we were able to:
...Help lawmakers pass legislation recognizing fundamental parental rights in Idaho. That means now nine states have passed laws designed to prevent the erosion of parental rights in state courts;
...Hire Martin Brown to help us reach out to the African-American and Disability communities. Mr. Brown has over 20 years of leadership experience, serving three Virginia Governors, running the Commonwealth’s largest social services agency, and directing its leading pro-family organization. Mr. Brown’s hire is already paying major dividends as a handful of Democrats in Congress are now showing interest in the Parental Rights Amendment!
...Craft new language in the Parental Rights Amendment protecting the rights of parents with disabilities. This would be the first time in history these rights of persons with disabilities would be constitutionally recognized and protected. Previous Supreme Court decisions actually excluding disabled Americans from 14th Amendment protections have never been overturned;
...Gain the National Federation of the Blind’s endorsement for the Parental Rights Amendment, which will likely help us build on our current support on BOTH sides of the aisle;
...Conduct a national training seminar for our state leaders across the country to ensure Members of Congress hear growing support from their own constituents back home for the Parental Rights Amendment.

And with your help, I’m hopeful 2016 will be even bigger!
The next twelve months will be extremely heated politically. Politicians in both parties will be doling out campaign promises like never before.
Of course, we all recognize that politicians’ talk is cheap. So it’s up to you and me to demand not just words, but action on the Parental Rights Amendment.

The good news is, I expect the Parental Rights Amendment to be reintroduced with massive support in the early months of 2016. And with pro-parent leaders like Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Senator Chuck Grassley leading the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, we’ll have a running start.

But you can bet the elites who want to see the Parental Rights Amendment squashed and power solidified for the government will turn out in force to stop us.

If enacted, the Parental Rights Amendment would legally recognize the God-given right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children – including “the right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one’s child.”

Without this Amendment, I’m truly afraid of where parental rights will be headed in the United States.

There’s no clear textual standard that protects parents’ rights to make decisions they deem best for their kids. Court precedent is confusing. And power-hungry bureaucrats are constantly pushing the envelope to gain more say over families’ everyday decisions.
Common Core, “No Parents” signs on school grounds, ridiculous actions by Child Protective Services, court decisions that say parents have ZERO legal say in what their kids are taught, and the misguided application of “medical privacy” laws – which are shutting parents out of their children’s health lives – are all symptoms of a growing government ideology that says, “bureaucrats know best.”
But the truth is, no bureaucrat – no matter how smart or well-intentioned – can ever replace a loving parent.

The American people understand that critical truth. Polls have always shown our Amendment has broad support among a broad range of Americans. Now, with growing bipartisan support, you and I are in a stronger position than ever before to insist on not just talk but action.

As I mentioned, with your support, Parentalrights.org is already busy laying the groundwork for our biggest year yet.

In 2016, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (and likely even more states) will all consider parental rights legislation.
We’ll need to have every bit of our organizational muscle at our disposal to pass as many of these state statutes as possible. They are vital to helping us build momentum for a federal Parental Rights Amendment and grow our grassroots’ capability, which will be critical during the coming ratification fight.
In addition to those state efforts, we’ll need to double down on our efforts to broaden our base of parental and organizational support.

Minority groups – who’ve seen firsthand the failure of big government education programs in inner cities – are very receptive to our efforts. Without the freedom to homeschool or send their kids to private school, many minorities could never break the generational cycle of poverty.

Not only that, but a recent study showed that African-American homes are broken up at a 40% higher rate than whites by child welfare services!
Make no mistake. Our momentum is growing. Our reach is spreading to parents from all backgrounds and walks of life.

But continuing to build on our successes will take resources. If I can count on your generous support as this year ends, it will significantly improve our financial strength and ability to plan for the next year.

As the only organization in America dedicated to protecting parental rights, we are 100% supporter financed. Most gifts we receive are between $10 and $100. ParentalRights.org’s national campaign operates with fewer staff than even many Congressional campaigns. And I personally don’t draw a dime in salary from ParentalRights.org.
I’m proud of all the important work you’ve helped us accomplish so far. But your ongoing support is so critical. With your help, I want to pull out all the stops in 2016.

Will you please agree to a generous year-end gift right away to support ParentalRights.org in the coming year?
I’m asking you to make a big stretch, to give more than you’ve ever given. But I wouldn’t ask if it weren’t so important.

If you can’t make that stretch right now, I certainly understand. Some can give $15 while others can give $5,000. But even if you only give a little, every gift helps!
Your end-of-year support will make such a tremendous difference to ParentalRights.org’s efforts as we lay the groundwork for more massive advancements in 2016.
Keeping our momentum going depends on your generosity. So please make your most generous contribution today.
Michael Farris

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Money Down the Drain.. Thank You Government

The National Family Advocacy Team deals PRIMARILY with Family Issues when faced with the Child Protective AGENCY.
Plus Many, many, many talk ABOUT the MONEY.
(Yup. It is about the money..ie We, as a Family, need $$$$$ to live, yes??)

Well, believe it or not, there is a group that is working hard towards making the Government Responsible for the $$$$$. Noting, the Child Protective AGENCY is just a "Drop in the Bucket" compared to the rest of the Government Funding.

YES, it is vital to make everyone accountable for their actions, but we as Common Joe Citizens need to go in a similar direction and Government Spending is One Common Goal.

Here is the Introduction to an email just recieved, 12/09/15:In times like these, the world needs the United States to be strong. But that’s becoming increasingly difficult as the federal government throws away the nation’s finances. Here’s the short list of federal waste from this week.
A new report highlights “100 ways the government dropped the ball” down the toilet.
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Can your teenager respond when their faith is questioned?

Yes, in the America, Home Schooling in dominated by those of the Christian faith.
However, there are many, who home school of other religions. So if the convention is in your area, you may want to attend?
MAIN THEME: Can your teenager respond when their faith is questioned?
 Myself, being a Scientist, I believe in the Miracle of Science.
Just Sharing,
Granpa Chuck
National Coordinator
National Family Advocacy Team
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TeamTeen Track

Great Homeschool ConventionsYour teens and their friends are likely already considering how Christianity stacks up against competing beliefs. But when they encounter skeptics, agnostics, and atheists within their peer groups, or when they pursue higher education in college or university, and when they enter the workforce, it is critical that they be prepared to meet these challenges to their faith.
We have an immense responsibility to prepare and equip our children to be ready to respond, with grace and truth, to the inevitable intellectual questions and spiritual challenges that will come their way (I Peter 3:15). Each year, the Real Faith for the Real World teen track is a huge hit with both teens and their parents. And we often hear great reports of discussion that extends far beyond the convention, creating great conversation between parents and teens and serving to help equip those teens for their road ahead.

Session Topics

Brett Kunkle

Brett KunkleStudent Impact Director at Stand to Reason, Brett Kunkle has over 21 years of experience working with junior high, high school, and college students. He spent 11 of those years in the local church as a pastor to students and young adults.
  • Truth Never Gets Old
  • True for You but Not for Me?
  • If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil?
  • Tactics in Defending the Faith
  • Doubting Your Doubts: How to Deal with Doubt

Mark Mittelberg

Mark MittelbergBest-selling author, speaker, and Executive Director of The Center for American Evangelism, Mark Mittelberg has written a number of books and training courses that have sold a combined total of nearly three million copies.
  • Knowing That You Know What You Think You Know
  • Finding a Confident Faith, Part 1: Science and Logic
  • Finding a Confident Faith, Part 2: History, The Bible, and Experience
  • The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers)
  • Finding Your Voice: Natural Ways to Express Your Faith

Dr. Jay Wile

Dr. Jay WileDr. Jay Wile attended the University of Rochester in upstate New York to study chemistry, and while he was there, he began working on nuclear chemistry experiments. He became so fascinated with nuclear chemistry that he stayed at the University of Rochester and got a Ph.D. in that field.
  • Q&A with Dr. Wile
    Most of the sessions you are going to attend will focus on a subject that the speaker has chosen. While that’s great, wouldn’t it be nice for you to choose the subject for a change? Well, here’s your chance! In this session, you choose the subject by asking Dr. Wile about anything that’s on your mind. If you have a question about Christianity, the Bible, science, math, philosophy, science history, theater, music, fishing, scuba diving, or anything else you think Dr. Wile might be able to answer, come prepared to ask! He’ll take any question, and he will be happy to tell you if he doesn’t have an answer, because three words every scientist should be very comfortable saying are these: “I don’t know.”
  • The Most Exciting Science Related to Creation

John Stonestreet

John StonestreetJohn Stonestreet serves as President of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. A gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, John is a sought-after speaker, published author, and respected cultural commentator.
  • Why Evil? Why Suffering? Answering a Tough Question for God
  • Don’t Amuse Yourself to Death: Entertainment, Media, and Distraction
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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Have you ever been discouraged in your efforts to homeschool your children?

omeschool your children?
Great Homeschool Conventions
We have all had those moments.mom and girl
Come to a Great Homeschool Conventions event to be rejuvenated and encouraged!
Our regional homeschool conventions are great ways to:
  • Spend time with other homeschooling families
  • Enjoy time spent with your family or friends
  • Hear workshops offering practical and proven strategies for homeschooling effectively.
When you feel like quitting, think about why you started
These workshops will be presented by seasoned homeschooling moms or dads as well as professionals in their areas of expertise. Over 230 workshops will cover a huge variety of topics including encouragement for moms, inspiration to continue homeschooling through tough times, and methods of teaching core subjects. We are still receiving new workshop proposals every day! A full schedule will be posted approximately one month prior to the event.

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Special events are great opportunities to build memories with your family and friends. This year, we have a number of exciting special events. Here are just a few highlights:
Dr. Inge AuerbacherAt the Southeast and Midwest events, attendees can meet a Holocaust Survivor in person. Dr. Inge Auerbacher takes you back to a darker time in history as she tells of her personal experience as a young child forced to live in a concentration camp. What a perfect history lesson for your children!
The Willis ClanThe Willis Clan will entertain you as our Thursday Night Out special event at the Southeast and Midwest conventions, and at the Saturday evening keynote at the Texas convention. They are a wonderfully-gifted, musical family of 12 children, all of whom are homeschooled and have enjoyed creative freedom to perfect their musical talents. Their songs and dance will not disappoint. A meet-and-greet will be held after the performances.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe presented by Friends of the GroomSpend Friday night after the convention enjoying the professional theatre troupe Friends of the Groom as they bring to life C.S. Lewis’ well-loved book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
This special presentation will be featured at all four conventions.

Saturday Keynotes

John StonestreetJohn Stonestreet, president of The Chuck Colson Center of Christian Worldview, will bring a strong message to parents in his Saturday night keynote presentation of Are You Ready for “The Talk”? Parenting in a Sexually Broken Culture!
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Ann VoskampAnn Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Homeschool mother of six and blogger at A Holy Experience.
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Children’s Program

Giant Cow Children’s MinistriesGiant Cow Ministries offers an optional VBS-style children’s conference at each of our events. An additional fee is required. To view pricing, details, and the daily schedule for Giant Cow Ministries at each of our events, please visit their website. Registration is separate from the convention registration and is available on their site. Volunteers are accepted beginning at age 13 and up. All participating children are required to be fully potty-trained.
Each event features high-energy drama, exciting music, fun activities, memorization of God’s Word, and positive mentoring by dynamic young people.
This program is available for children ages 3–12 for the Southeast, Texas, and Midwest events and children ages 6–12 for the California event, due to limited space.


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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck